The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies


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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies is an indispensable guide to the latest scholarship in this area. Over fifty distinguished scholars elucidate the contribution of material as well as literary culture to our understanding of the Roman world. The emphasis is particularly upon the new and exciting links between the various sub-disciplines that make up Roman Studies - for example, between literature and epigraphy, art and philosophy, papyrology and economic history. The Handbook, in fact, aims to establish a field and scholarly practice as much as to describe the current state of play. Connections with disciplines outside classics are also explored, including anthropology, psychoanalysis, gender and reception studies, and the use of new media.

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  • Hardback | 976 pages
  • 174 x 252 x 58mm | 1,759.93g
  • Oxford University Press
  • OxfordUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 in-text illustrations
  • 0199211523
  • 9780199211524
  • 1,351,811

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Alessandro Barchiesi is Professor of Latin at the Universities of Siena and Stanford. Walter Scheidel is Professor of Classics at Stanford University.

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This volume on Roman studies certainly follows a wide and open-minded concept. Far from claiming a totalizing view on the Roman world, it offers in fact what it aims to offer: orientation, but also very much to think about what Roman studies could be, by content and form. Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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